Biden Makes Surprise Afghanistan Visit
VP to review progress in security handover
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jan 10, 2011 11:58 AM CST
In this Nov. 19, 2010 file photo, Vice President Joe Biden gestures while speaking at the South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

(Newser) – The vice president has made a surprise visit to Afghanistan. Joe Biden is in the country to review progress as allied forces turn security over to Afghan hands, the AP reports. He’s set to meet with President Karzai and US commander David Petraeus, the White House says; he’ll also greet troops and civilian personnel and visit an Afghan Army training center. He's due to visit Islamabad later this week to announce more US aid for Pakistan.